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AWP Panel: The Ice Worker Still Sings: 20th anniversary of a classic text

  • Oregon Convention Center 777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

Panelist alongside Steven Sanchez, Paul Lopez, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes & Sarah A. Chavez

Of Andrés Montoya’s book, noted poet-critic Rigoberto González wrote, in 2008: “[I]n this generation, the ice worker sings should be known as the finest book of poetry to come out of our community.” 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of this classic text, winner of an American Book Award after the poet’s death, and recently re-issued. Five published Latinx poets, none of whom knew Montoya personally, discuss what this seminal book of poetry has meant to their work and their artistic sensibilities.